'The Martian' Takes $3.74 Million In First Place on Wednesday; 'Hotel Transylvania 2' Adds $1.24 MillionOctober 08, 2015 07:50 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Fox reports The Martian added $3.74 million as it easily retained first place on Wednesday. That gives it a six-day domestic total of $67.9 million, putting it 8 percent behind where Gravity stood at the same point and 4 percent ahead of Interstellar.

In second place, Hotel Transylvania 2 eased 37 percent from last Wednesday to $1.24 million yesterday. With $95.2 million in the bank through 13 days of play, the sequel is pacing 14 percent ahead of its predecessor.

The Intern claimed third place yesterday with $0.99 million, down just 42 percent from last week. With $39.9 million earned through 13 days, the Nancy Meyers film continues to enjoy strong holding power thanks to positive word of mouth.

Sicario took fourth place on Wednesday with $0.92 million, up 373 percent from last week when the film was still in limited release. The strongly reviewed thriller has earned $18.4 million domestically thus far.

Filling out the top five, Black Mass was off 59 percent from last Wednesday to $0.46 million yesterday. The film's domestic total now stands at $54 million.

Meanwhile, The Walk added $165,371 million in IMAX release yesterday, down 31 percent from its first day last week. The well-reviewed Robert Zemeckis film has earned $2.54 million through eight days and expands nationwide on Friday.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 28 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 28 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$3,146,242--3,040--$1,035$3,146,2421Universal
3Love & Basketball$1,583,186221%1,2458$1,272$12,005,5632New Line
4Keeping the Faith$1,411,530151%2,17113$650$22,465,4803Disney
5Rules of Engagement$1,377,611139%3,027-193$455$46,961,4974Paramount
628 Days$1,323,193148%2,5230$524$25,903,6903Sony / Columbia
7Erin Brockovich$1,124,964153%2,498-558$450$110,378,9857Universal
8Return to Me$698,00091%2,006-314$348$23,451,8244MGM
9The Road to El Dorado$594,6799%2,247-923$265$45,034,8915DreamWorks
10The Skulls$439,125126%1,333-714$329$31,704,9235Universal